Tigers Win Game Of Great Expectation

It was a game of great expectation when South Bunbury played host to Augusta Margaret River on Saturday evening at Hands Oval, but unfortunately the game didn’t match the expectation, witnessed by a very disappointing crowd.

With teams third and second on the ladder going into the clash, the match was close in part until half time, helped by the Tigers inaccuracy, but the second half was blown apart by the red and whites kicking five unanswered goals, to lead by seven goals at three quarter time.

The defending Premiers had no answers to the mid-field of the Tigers, with Tim Sutherland, Ben Piggott, Rhys Crawford and Connor Valli getting a mountain of possessions.

The Tigers had nine goal kickers in the match, with only Bodhi Nordahl and Jordan Strahan kicking more than one goal, with many players having easy avenue to goal, particularly in the third quarter.   Jack McMahon and Simon Moore were amongst the best for the Hawks, but they were far from their best in a disappointing performance.

South Bunbury will next face Donnybrook at VC Mitchell Park on Saturday, while the Hawks will host the unpredictable Harvey Bulls on Sunday at Gloucester Park.

MATCH CENTRE

South Bunbury  2.5.17   5.7.37  10.9.69  11.12 (78)
Augusta Margaret River  2.0.12   4.3.27  4.7.31   6.7 (43)

Goals:  South Bunbury – Bodhi Nordahl 2, Jordan Strahan 2, Ben Horsman 1, Tim Sutherland 1, Thomas. Gorter 1, Ethan Nordahl 1, Chris Atthowe 1, Kade Wallrodt 1, Guy Piggott 1.  Augusta Margaret River –  Mitch Gerrans 2, Ben Taylor 2, Harry Taylor 1, Tim Noakes 1.
Best: South Bunbury –  Rhys Crawford, Ben Piggott, Tim Sutherland, Connor Valli, Tyson Giles, Hayden Krikke.  Augusta Margaret River: Jack McMahon, James Purvis, Simon Moore, Max Paterson, Mitch Payne, Ben Taylor.
Ground: Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Michael Hearne, Damien O’Donoghue, Scott Jones
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 428

 

Kevin Chitty being presented with the Belt Up Match Day Ball by Field Umpire Scott Jones, adjudged as best on ground. Photo courtesy of Shane Horner.